Pete Rose celebrates Phillies 1980 World Championship. "We don't win without Pete," said Larry Bowa. Rose is to be inducted into the Toyota Wall of Fame on August 12.
Mike Schmidt ties major league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in defeating the Cubs in Wrigley Field, 18-16, in 10 innings. The Phils rallied from trailing 12-1 and 13-2, tying the NL record for the biggest comeback. Schmidt's homers came in the 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th innings.
Legendary Dodgers' broadcaster Vince Scully's first game was opening day Brooklyn against the Phillies at Shibe Park. Phillies won, 9-1, Robin Roberts defeating Don Newcombe.
Greg Luzinski becomes the first visiting player to hit a home run into the upper deck in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.
Mike Schmidt homers at 4:53 p.m. on a 3-0 pitch from Don Robinson in Pittsburgh to become the 14th player in baseball history to reach 500 home runs. Dramatic three-run, game-winning homer in the ninth beats the Pirates, 8-6.
Phillies win in Boston, 19-17, in 10 innings, the highest scoring opener in NL history. Boston scored nine in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.
Phillies win a doubleheader beating Boston, 2-1, in 11 innings and 1-0 at Braves Field. It is the only time the Phillies started the season with a twinbill.
Mike Schmidt's first-inning double in Pittsburgh off Mike Dunne breaks Richie Ashburn's club record for career hits (2,217).
Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam home run in his first major league plate appearance (2nd inning) in a game in New York.
Art Mahaffey sets a Phillies record with 17 strikeouts in a 6-0 win over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium. RHP Frank Sullivan blanks the Cubs, 1-0, in the first game. Phillies haven't had a doubleheader shutout since.